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VOL. XXXIII NO. 7.
TCasewotoh. Jan. 8. Ohio:
"older, notherty winds. Mt t
UK to westerly ; lairiseather.
January 8, 1887
AH expectation in clothing
buying is for reduced prices.
We take the hint and make
prices to meet your expecta
tions. We began with overcoats
for youth and men at $2.00
each. They're not all gone,
but going. You'll need to
come at an early day.
Almost hourly are small boys'
(4 to 14) knee pant suits. If
a choice from a $4, $3.75 and
$3.50 suits for an even $3 is of
interest to you at this time,
see these suits as early as con
venient. When trade is supposed to
be slow, it's as good a time
as any to buy
We are selling all we have
left of what has been popular
sellers all through the season,
at prices that might astonish
people not acquainted with the
way we treat odds and ends
prior to taking stock.
One lot of boys' overcoats
deserves to be picked from
among the rest for goodness
and cheapness combined.
ONE DOLLAR EACH.
Now, a dollar isn't much,
but the coat is a good deal.
You'll agree to that part after
seeing and touching the gar
It is a study to go through
our children's department and
examine the different stuffs,
styles, making and prices,
even at a time when every
thing is frozen over.
SCOTCH CAPS, 25c,
F 0 LI R X X X X
FIStST eSISM THE HIT.
Fro mage DeRoquefort,
J. M. NIUFFER
NO. 13 EAST HIGH ST.
DR. J. C. OLDHAM,
0PEBAT1TE 'DENTISTRY A
Hq. 9 E. Main Street.
He Falls in a Stupor, at the Jackson
Day Banqnet, Earlj This
And U Conveyed In a Carrlace to Ms
Ilesltl.nrr ll ! Now Much
Batter The News of
Br the Associated Press.
Columbus, O..Jan. S. While the fes
tivities of the Jackson club banquet were In
progress list night a sensation was created
when ex-Senator Allen G. Thurinan sud
rtenlr rwled and fell in a stupor from Ills
chair at the table and for a minute seemed
lifeless. He was removed to his carriage
and taken to his residence, where he re
vived somen hat. Mr. Thurinan has been
suffering for a week or more from pneu
monia. Later The report that Judce Thurman
is seriously 111 is without foundation. He
was temporarily Indisposed at the close of
the Jackson banquet this morning, but with
a little rest Is all right again.
Columbus. Jan. 7. Senate. Governor
Foraker notified the senate that he had ap
pointed W. H. Crcthers of Logan county a
member of the state board of health. The
senate refused to concur in the appolntmen
by 18 yeas to 1 nay. It was reconsidered
and referred to the committee on sanitary
The appointment of Leonldas M. Jewell
as truitee of Athens Asylum for Insane was
referred to the committee on benevolent
institutions. Th appointment of David
M. Barrett of Highland county as trustee of
Athens asylum was also referred to the
The appointments of 11. DeUrow, of
Crawford county, to be trustee of the Work
ing Home for the Blind; Wallace Lucky, of
Fairfield county, to be trustee of the Boys
Industrial school; Xelson A. Fulton, of
Greene county, to be trustee of the Ohio
Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' home; C.
W. Sadler, ot Erie county, to be eoiu
mlsloner of fish and game; Frank B.
Loomis, ot Washington county, to be state
librarian, were respectively referred to com
mittees. After a lengthy discussion the
references were reconsidered and further
The following Dills were IntrouuceU: Mr.
Ely, amending section CS16 raising the age
of consent. Mr. Kirchner. amending the
statute distributing the roster of Ohio sol
diers in the Mexican war and late rebellion;
Senator Hardacre, changing the jury law by
enabling two-thirds of the jury to render a
verdict in civil cases.
Adjourned to Monday at 4 p. m.
House. The fallowing bills were intro
Mr. Cuff, to regulate railroads in their!
business as common carriers; Mr. Boyd,
amending the game law so as to permit the
shooting of quail between Xovember 10
and December 1 only; Mr. Brown, of War
ren, making appropriations of SI. 707,-
104.00 for srpport of common schools of
the state; Mr. Holcomb, prescrihing the
fees or township trustees; Mr. innenge,
prescribing the manner in which super
visors shall distribute certain funds on the
public highways; Mr. IlarrK amending the
live stock commission law so that glaudered
horses may be appraUed, paid for and
Adjourned to Monday at 4 p. in.
Seeonit Session Uorty-lilnth Congress.
Washington-. Jan. ".Senate. The
Senate proceeded to business on the calen
dar and passed the following bills:
To settle and adjust the claims of any
state for expenses incurred by it in defense
of the United States.
For the relief of John McXaughton, of
Ohio, an ex-lleutenant in the volunteer ser
vice. This bill was discussed at considera
ble length, as it Involved the principle of
paying the compensation of a higher grade
while the claimant held and drew the pay
of a lower grade.
Mr. ueck Inquired of Mr. ivarts as to
the bill to prevent members of congres
acting as attorneys for subsidized railroads
and suggested that it be taken up after the
inter-state commerce bilL Mr. Evarts said
that that would suit him.
Mr. McPherson presented an amendment
to the inter-state commerce bill, which he
said he would offer when it came up. It
was ordered printed.
After an executive session the senate ad
journed until Monday.
House. On motion of Sir. 1'erkins. of
Kas., senate bill was passed amending the
act providing for the sale of the sac and
Fox and Iowa Indian reservation in Ne
braska and Kansas. The amendment pro
vides for the allotment of lands in severalty
to minors and orphans.
Mr. Hatch, of Ma, made an unsuccess
ful effort to have private business dispensed
with for the day, for the purpose of ena
bling the house to resume the consideration
of the bill for the creation of a department
of agriculture and labor, but the house
went into committee of the whole (Mr.
McMillin. of Tenn,, in the chair), on the
The committee soon rose and half a doz- I
en private bills were passed by the house,
which then took a recess until 7:30, the
evening session to be for the consideration
of pension bills.
THE VACANT CHAIR.
Bow Logan's Seat Looks In Senate Commit,
WAsnrsaTON, Jan. 8. The room of the
senate committee on military affairs is a
solemn-looking place. This has been the
congressional workshop of Senator Logan
for many years. He was the chairman for
a long time, and at the time of his death,
and was a member of it before he became
its head. The room is heavily draped, and
will continue to be till the end of the ses
sion. Over the door to the rnm is a heavy
roll of black crape, while the chair occu
pied by the late senator is covered by black
crape. The latter, of course, will be re
moved, as it is in the way.
People passing along in the corridors
abput the committee-room are attracted by
the somberaess of , the entrance, and ask
all sorts ot questions, engaging the atten
tion of the messenger much of the time,
while many people go inside, simply to see
the chair In which the illustrious senator
worked so long and faithfully.
EAST BOUND FREICHTS.
New Rate Established at M. Louis.
St. Louis, Jan. 8. Messrs. Depew,
Wicker and Bird, the gentlemen to whom
was submitted for arbitration the question
of per cents for St Louis cast bound
freight lines, announced their award yester
day through Commissioner Blanchard. The !
arbitrators decided that for live stock, the '
award shall be as follows: Chicago, 27 1
percent; Vandalia, 34; Indianapolis and St I
Louis, 21; Wabash, 21; Ohio and Missls
sipi, 7. The award covers all stock ship-1
mentsfrom February 1 to December 3 1 st, j
103, auu vvui cumuiue in trucci as u uusis
of divisions until changed by new arbitra
tion. Congress Today.
Washington, Jan. 8. Houe. Mr.
Haly, of Idaho, from the committee on In
dian affairs, reported a bill for the purchase
of a tract of land near Salem. Oregon, for
the use of an Indian training school.
Referred to the committed of the whole.
The house then went. into, .committee of
the w hole for the consideration of bills re
ported from the committee on public build
ings and groundf.
THERE WAS NO BOYCOTT.
No Truth In the Report that the Knights
or Labor Placed Their Man on the K. of
It has been extensively rumored by some
persons that the Knights of Labor declared
a boycott on the K. of V. bazar which was
held in the wigwam during the holidays.
There was no truth In the rumor, and by
Individual memhers of the order it was em
phatically denied. The matter was one of
such gravity, however, that it was consid
ered proper to take official action upon it
The following, which fully explains itself,
was sent to the BEruni.lc ofliee yesterday.
but at an hour too late for publication in last
evening s edition:
The following action was taken by Mad
River assembly, K. of L., at Its meeting
January 5, 1887:
Whereas. Kuraors have been prevalent,
purporting to come from Knights of Labor,
that certain assemblies had issued a boycott
upon the bazar held by division o. 44, K.
of P.. and
Whereas. The committee appointed by
this assembly to Investigate said rumors.
have, upon full and careful inquiry, found
that all reports of such action by assemblies
have emenated from sources other than the
Knights of Labor, and that no such action
has been had by any assembly; therefore
Jtesolved, That Mad Uiver assembly de
nounce all such rumors and reports as mall
clous and not in accordance with that prin
ciple that should actuate all good citizens,
Thn P. C. St. L, rtvitway Adjusts Mr..
John Thomas' Ctalui.
All our readers are acquainted with the
circumstances of the Trebeln bridge dis -aster
in April. 1S4, when engineer John
Thomas was killed, and fireman John
O'Connell was so seriously Injured, out of
which wreck all of John Michael's trials
and tribulations arose.
After the wreck a suit was brought for
S 10,000 damages by Mrs. Thomas foi the
death of her husband, whicii has been
hanging fire In the courts ever since. A
suit was also brought by O'Connell for
damages which Is still unsettled.
We are now glad to state that the rail
road company have fairly, and. we under
stand, generously settled with Mrs. Thom
as, by a liberal payment, she being left
The terms of settlement are not made
known, but we are informed that Mrs.
Thomas is fully satisfied.
We also find that the company has shown
a liberal spirit in offering to setUe w ith John
O'Connell, but an agreement has not yet
In view of the legal difficulties that sur
rounded these cases for the plaintiffs, the
action of the company is favorably com
mented upon by all acquainted with the cir
cumstances. Xenla Qazcttt.
THE LAST SUMMONS.
Death or 31 r. Elizabeth Webb, Mother or
Frank J. Webb, Yesterday.
Mrs. Elizabeth Webb died at 3 o'clock
Friday afternoon at the residence of her
son, Mr. Frank J. Webb, near Enon, this
county. Deceased had attained the ad
vanced and honored age of 78, and death
was the result rather of a gradual breaking
aown of the system than of any specific
disease. Mrs. Webb was the relict of Henry
Webb, and has been a resldeit of this city
and county twenty-one years. She was the
mother of ten children, but two of which
now survive John O. Webb, of Louisville,
Ky., and Frank J. Webb, one of Spring
field's most prominent business men, for
years connected with the Kkpi'itmc. De
ceased was born in Ireland and was a
woman of strong personality and most ad
mirable virtues. Her nauie will long be
honored in this city. The funeral will take
place from the residence of Mr. Marshlield
Steele, 148 west Main, tomorrow (Sunday)
afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends are in
vited. BEE LINE ACCIDENT.
A Heavy Toad Stalled on the Track and !
The fast train on the Bee Line on Thurs
day ran Into a sled heavily loaded with
wheat at a crossing between Maud's Sta
tion and Westchester. The horses pulled
the sled directly on the track, but it being
bare and the load heavy, were unable to
take it further. While in this condition
the farmer saw the train coming around a
curt e not more than a half a mile away.
With all possible haste he unhitched the
horses and let them run. The engine,
which was running at the rate of forty
miles an hour, dashed into the sled. The
twenty sacks of wheat and the rig were
knocked in every direction. No one was
hurt. It is marvelous that the train, which
contained a large number of passengers,
was not thrown from the track. Experienced
railroaders say that a slow rate of speed
vvould have wrecked the train without a
The Ohio Base Ball League.
The following special from Mansfield
will be of Interest here. Can not Spring
field move in this matter:
Manspielp, Jan. 7. The formation of
an Ohio base ball league is progressing sat
isfactorily and sufficiently to show that one
will ultimately be organized. The Okio
league is the Inception of the Mansfield
base ball company, and the following have
indicated a purpose to join: Zanesville,
Akron, Canton and Wheeling. It is de
sired that Dayton, Springfield, Columbus,
Toledo, Youngstown, etc.. become mem
bers and it is thought will do so. The
Mansfield projectors are a stock company,
duly incorporated, and last night elected
the following officers, all prominent busi
ness men: W. II. Taylor, president; Chas.
Voegele, vice president; John H. Knisely,
secretary; Chas. L. Irwin, treasurer; T. B.
Martin, managing director; W. G. Douw
and Minor Howe, superintendents of
All towns wishing to join the Ohio Ieazue
will address John II. Knlseley. Mansfield,
A Coapllng-Pln Imbedded In a frog at
Particulars have just come to light of
what was probably a dastardly attempt to
derail a passenger train. A few days ago
the Short Line sectiou men found a piece of
cnuplmg-pln imbedded in a frog at the
switch at Enon, this county. At first it
was supposed that the pin had fallen from
a passing train and got fastened in the frog,
but on close investigation the men beczme
convinced that some contemptible rascal
had placed it there in order to wreck a
A Draft on Counts; Treasuries.
The auditor of state has drawn on nine
county treasurers for 3100,000 to be placed
to the credit of the general revenue fund,
in anticipation of the December taxes,
which makes a total of 8300,000 thus far
drawn. Clarke and Lucas counties are
asked for S15,000 each, and Belmont But
ler, Columbiana, Drake, Green, Lick in c
and Miami for 810,000 each.
Last Night. Arrest..
The following parties were arrested last
night: John White and Chas. Johnston
for loitering; Ed. Burns, loitering: Morris
Powers, drunk and disorderly; Jake Uroge
A General Dead.
Washington, January 8. Brevet Brig
adier General Thomas Duncan, U. S. A.,
retired, died yesteiday afternoon, after a
short illness, in this city. During the war
of the rebellion General Duncan was struck
on the head by a cannon ball and a piece of
his skull knocked off. Trepanning was re
sorted to, and for more thin twenty years
he has w orn a silver plate whicii took the
place of the abstracted portion of bis shat
The Ohio Southern Railroad
Shops Licked Up in a
Over $125,000 Worth of Prop
erty Destroyed This
The Round House and Machine
s a Mass of Smold
Six Engines and Two Cars
Consumed in the Flames,
with Much Machinery.
The Building Goes Up With
Awful Rapidity, and the
The Lost Fully Insured The
Largest Fire in Spring
field For Years.
Fearful Effect of a Painter's
One of the most disastrous fires that ever
raged in Springfield broke out this morning
and bumed fiercely for three hours Indeed
the ruins are (till smouldering. At 10.-27
o'clock an alarm from box Xo. 24, located
at the comer of High and York streets, was
sounded, and the Centrals had scarcely
leaped from the house before a general
alarm, calling out the entire department,
An alarm of lire always creates more or
less excitement on the streets, but when
the people realized that a genera! alarm had
been sounded and that the fire w as certainly
a dangerous one, they rushed east on High
and Washington streets
BV THE HUNDREDS.
The fire was soon located In the machine
and car shODS and round-house of the Ohio
Southern railroad. The shops were located t
on the southeast corner of York and Mound
streets, the main building having a frontage
of 180 feet on York street and SH) feet on
Mound street The exact dimensions of
the round-house could not be learned.
The building was entirely ot wood, but
admirably suited to the needs of the rail
road company, and it was filled with line
machinery and stock. In these shops the
couipany was able to construct with very
little outside help, locomotives and cats
the Centrals and Southerns arm ed
on the scene the round-house and south
eastern part of the shops w ere a
MASS OF FLAMES,
and great volumes of heavy black smoke
surged from the burning building and were
w af ted away by a strong breeze blowing
from the southeast The wind tanned the
flames Into great fiery tongues, w hiclt lapped
up the heavy timbers along the roof of the
riiiiTUnf. n if thfv hsil )tevn kji ninnv
shavings. At times when an especially
strong gust of wind swept over the fire the
flames leaped nearly across York street and
at 10:45 o'clock it seemed as if it would be
impossible to save William Pimlofs office
and lumberyard whicii are located imme
diately across York street from the shops.
A stream of water directed upon the office
and the plies of lumber just as they seemed
ready to buist into flames fortunately saved
them from destruction.
The sounding of the general alarm
SUMMONED TO THE SCENE
the Westerns and Lagondas and they ar
rived at about the same time with their
teams reeking with perspiration aud nearly
fagged out from their long runs. Theie
was no hesitation no standing back on the
part of the fire laddies, who worked like
the heroes that they are. In an incredibly
short space of time they had two lines of
hose laid from the Lowry Irydrant at the
intersection of High aud York streets, foui
lines from the Lowrv, at the intersection of
i ork and Mound streets, and three lines
from the Lowry, at the intersection of York
and Harrison streets making, in all,
nine streams that were pouring
their deluge ot water on the seething flames.
It was patent to every observer that the
SHOPS WERE DOOMED,
and Chief Simpson, who was here, there
and everywhere. Issuing orders, directed
the firemen to turn their attention to saving
the office, at least long enough so that the
valuable books and papers stored In the
offices might be saved. Five streams were
directed Into the offices and the progress of
the flames was checked to such an extent
that by vigorous work on the part of the
office fore and many willing assistants, the
papers, books and other valuable
articles in the office were saved.
Many of the papers were, in the haste of
the rescuers, thrown promiscuously out of
the windows facing on Mound street
Some of them were soon tramped under
feet and blown away, but all of the more
valuable ones were picked up aud pre
served. At 10:50 the roof over the round-house
fell In and was soon followed by a portion
of the roof oer the shop proper. The
sides of the round-house and rear part of
the shop went down with a crash and dis
closed to view Hie wrecks of
SIX FINE LOCOMOTIVES
which were destroed in the fire. The
locomotives were "hog" No. 20. "hog"' No.
35, mogul No. 16. small mogul No.
13. passenger engine No. 9 and pony en
gine No. 1. All of them were totally de
stroyed and are now worth just aliout what
their weight in scrap iron will bring.
Thomas Clayton, foreman of the shops,
stated to a representative of the liErum.ic
that the locomotives were all In first-class
cmdltlon, but that passenger No. 9 was in
especially line repair. The engine had just
been rebuilt and was standing in Its stall
ready to be run out on a trial trip this af
ternoon. Workmen had. indeed, gone so
far as so fill the tender with coal, replenish
the bailer with water ami place fire
In the box. Pony No. 1 had,
also Just been rebuilt and was In excellent
condition. Soon after the fire broke out
Engineer Nicholson, realizing that the
round-house was doomed, rushed Into the
building through the
III. I.MUNO smoke,
and leaping into the cab of freight engine
No. 21, which was just about to start on a
trip, ran it out of the house, thus saving
one of the best engines on the road.
Besides the locomotives that were In the
round-house, there were also mall car No.
3, which had just been refitted and repaint
ed, and caboose No. 12, which was receiving
its last coat of paint A voung man by the
name of Wolf was painting the Interior of
the caboose and to that caboos may be
ORKIIN OF THE FI1IE.
It being dark in the shop and especially so
J inside of the caboose young Wolf had a
torch by the light of which he was enabled
to see to paint In some mysterious man
ner the torch was tipped over and instantly
exploded, spattering the interior of the csj
with burning oil. The fresh paint quickly
Ignited and in an instant the whole car
flashed into flame. Workmen nished
from all parts of the shop
and under the direction of Foreman Cla
ton endeavored to prevent the spreading of
the flames to the building, but as every part
of the woodwork was so thoroughly satu
rated with oil and grease, their
efforts were entirely In vain. See
ing that they could do prac
tically nothing themselves, the Are depart-
ment was called, with results as previously
A few yards southeast of the round
house is located the water tank, and just
east of that Is the oil ware-house, wheie
were stored nearly
ONE HUNDRED BARRELS
of machine oil. The oil house was In im
minent danger and had it caught fire some
heavy explosions might have been ex
pected. The roof of the water tanrt caught
fire, but as one stream was
kept constantly playing uinm that
and the oil houso they were saved from to
tal destruction, the tank and its supports
being somewhat damaged.
Telegraphic communication is cut off
along the lines of railroad which run past
the shops, and the railroad operators were
compelled to make a temporary connection
with the lines east of the shops.
Superintendent Van Tassell said that it
was almost Impossible to make a correct
ESTIMATE OF THE LOSS
at the time he was seen by a Hepulic rep
resentative, but that the loss might be
roughly placed at 8125,000.
Three of the engines destroyed were
worth as they stood from 512,000 to 514,
000 each w hile the others w ere valued at S9,-
000 each, making the loss oi. locomo
thes alone about JG'J.000. The bumed mail
car and caboose were worth 83,500 and S500
respectively, aggregating 84,000.
The loss on the shop and machinery and
Slock it contained Is very heavy. Agent
Roche of the I. B. & W. said that the loss
on the building and contents would be
at least 850,000, and it might
b? more. Sujicrinteiident Van Tassell said
that he thought 350,000 would cover the
loss on the shops and contents. Assuming,
then, that these figures are correct and
they are nearly so, the total loss Is nearly
' one hundred and twenty-five tbous-
Aliout seventy-five men were regularly
cinplojed In the shops, and of tills number
fully fifty will be, temporarily
at least thrown out of em
ployment. The shops, machinery and loco
motives in fact ail about the place,
were fully insured, but as the In
surance is distributed among many com
panies, the sums in each company cannot
at this writing be givtn.
At 3 o'clock all the fire machinery had
been sent to the engine houses except the
Central hose-reel, which continued on the
wf',,hilea few streams were playing on
The fire boys fought bravely.
Ex-Chief Uolloway rendered good sen Ice
at the fire.
Superintendent Van Tassell was every
The boys who entured too near received
some cold duckings.
It looked dubious for the houses across
the street for a time.
Chief Walker was there to preserve
peace and lend a hand.
The round-house employes are censured
for not sending In the alarm sooner.
The chemical was no good could not
get near enough on account of the heat
The burned mail car was to have gone out
on Its first trip after being rebuilt on Tues
day. Pete Baker became a veritable Rip Van
Winkle with his long beard, which was
one mass of ice.
The last great fire was the burning of
Thomas, Ludlow .t Rodgeis's shop In May,
1S73, In which the loss was about 830,000.
A fire has a strangb infatuation to one
one who has ever been a fireman, from chief
down, and they were all there today and
rendered efficient aid.
The new hose company (Lagonda avenue)
only ran out one line of hose but It was clear
from High street, and It still had some left
to add to otherlines.
Officer Temp Wilson did good work keep
ing the small bojsfrom carrying off sup
plies from the stock room, which had
been dumped out on the sidew alk on Mound
It is an ill wind (and bad fire) that blows
nobody any good. The saloon just across
the street on York street, and one at the
corner of York ami Harrison streets, did a
At 11:45, thenre being well under control,
the three lines of hose attached at York and
Harrison streets were turned off and de
tached and carried otf the railroad track to
allow the mail train from Columbus, and
one for the O. S. to pass.
Some man, who got off the Columbus
train to take a cjaser view of the fire, came
near meeting l."s death In attempting to
again board his train. It was already well
under way when he made the effort to get
on, and he was jerked off his feet, and
everybmly looking on expected to see him
fall um'er the train and U killed. But he
come oi t without much damage and made
a second unsuccessful attempt.
Water in the standpip was lowered
twentj-five feet by the fire. The endues
t tl e pumping houe have a capacity for
pumping 4,50J gallons ot waterper minute
and could easily have gained on the lire, but
wa'er is so scarce in the well that only 1.200
aallons about one-third the capacity of the
larger engine alone could be pumped.
This will be remedial in the spring when
the w ater w orks extension is completed, but
in the meantime if a real genuine big tire
should occur, Springfield would he at the
mercy of the flames.
Mrs. Nelson Woodward has returned
I ome, after a pleasant visit among friends
Two Italians Have a Bloody Cutting Af
fray This Afternoon, With
Tony Arostlno, the Fruit Dealer, Terrlblj
Carved by Tony Tagllaferro Ills
Face Cut Ileyond lluniaa Sem
blance Full I'artteulara.
A desperate and bloody cutting affray
occurred about lri5 o'clock this afternoon
in a little, shabby, frame building, just
north of and across the Riley from Black's
opera house. No. 13 north Market street.
Tony I). Agostino, probably the best known
Italian in the city, keeps a fruit and veget
etabie house on the first floor of the build
ing, which Is also occupied by Rosselli An
tonio, an Italian, who repairs umbrellas,
scissors, etc The upper floor is occupied
by a colony of colored families. The
place has the name and general aspect of a
rookery, but the Italians bear a good name
for Industry and peaceftlenss. Agostino
will be remembered as the one who first in
troduced "Hokey Pokey" ice cream into
this city. Two weeks ago his wife came
TO THIS CITT FROM ITALT
and now-lives with him at the place men
tioned. Agostino was the victim In the
affray this afternoon.
About two months ago a young Italian
named Tony Tagliaferro came to Spring
field from Cincinnati and went to work for
Agostino as driver and general helper
about the place. Tagliarerro Is a married
man, but his wife Is still in Italy. He is
the party who did the cutting.
Just how the row originated is not known,
but it was o er some trivial matter pertain
ing to the work. Nobody saw It start, but
it now develops that Tagliaferro seized
Agostino around the neck with his left arm
and hugged him tightly while with the
other hand he drew a knife from his inner
breast pocket and
CUT SLASH AFTER SLASH
across Agostino' s face till It lost all human
semblance. As soon as he had accomplished
the bloody act Tagliaferro fled down the al
ley. In the rear of Black's opera house and
made good his escape. Antonio, the um
brella repairer, saw the deed but the cutting
happened in such a twinkling that he had
no time to prevent Tagliaferro's flight
In an instant the blood was pouring from
Agostono's wounds in blinding torrents and
he staggered out on to the brick
lorch in front of his shop. Ills appearance
was awful. Somebody took him by the
arm and led him, faint and staggering, to
Dr. Russell's office. A
nLOODV TRACK MARKS THE ROUTE
he took to the doctor's office, and he would
ha e bled to death bail he waited for the
patrol wagon or any other vehicle.
There were two immense gashes in his
side. The one on the left side commenced
in front of the left cheek-bone, near the
nose and traversed backward diagonally
across the cheek, laying the left
ear squarely In two and ending
three inches in the rear of the left ear.in the
hair. This gash was seven Inches long and
required tw enty-five stitches to draw the
lips of the wound tozether. I he gash on
the right ride was five inches in length and,
like the other, penetrated clean to the bone.
It commenced below the right ear, cut the
facial artery aud the interior maxillary
gland, passed obliquely upward across the
chin and stopped at the
OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE MOUTH.
only a short distance from the track of
the other gash. It required sixteen
stitches. Fifty-one stitches were put in the
man's face in all. During all this time his
face was a dark pallid gray anil showed the
effect of the loss of such a frightful quan
tity of blood. Twelve inches of wound
across the path of principal arteries Is
likely to result bloodily. His clothing was
soaked with blond and his mutilated face,
on which the blood has dried, looked per
fectly demoniac There are chances of the
Injuries resulting fatally, but this is not
The affray caused great excitement and
a multitude of excited people swarmed
about the building in which the almost
tragedy had occurred. A peremptory patrol
call was turned in and the wagon responded.
A bevy of police and reporters manned it
SCOURED THE WEST END
thoroughly in search of the fugitive Taelia
ferro, but at 3 p. in. he was still at large,
although the police are searching the city
and the patrol wagon is racing and chasing
at its utmost
Items oi Interest from Springfield's Lively
The Misses Lnty left for their home at
Yellow Bud, Ross county, on Friday, after
a week's visit with Miss Jennie Kershner.
They made many friends here some of our
joung men being "clear gone upon their
charms. The joung ladies were accom
plished musicians, one of them being an
expert upon the violin.
Rev. T. F. Bushong, who Is visiting his
former parishoners here, w ill preach tomor
row, morning and evening.
A quiet wedding took place here on
Thursday evening, at the residence of
Albert Young, the parties being Luther
Young and Miss , both of the vicinity
of Tremont Rev. C. J. Burkert officiated.
John W. Jones, of Lagonda avenue, was
surprised on Thursday night by some of his
friends and relatives, it being his birthday:
John was taken back by so many ca ling on
him ail at once, but soon found out the se
cret and then did his best to make the visit
a pleasant one to all.
Joe Warner left today for Tampa Bay
and other points In Florida, to spend a few
weeks viewing the country. If It Impresses
him favorably he may purchase laud and
move to the sunny south.
Charles McCann returned this morning
from a two weeks' visit in and around Cir
George Love, jr., a young colored man
who died in the city this week, worked in
the shops here for many years, and was re
spected by all who knew him.
Mrs. Clarissa Neal is confined to her bed
by illness, at the residence of her son, W.
W. Neal. She is one of the oldest persons
It the city.
CUN CLUB SHOOT.
Score of the Regular Friday Afternoca
The Springfield Shooting and Fishing
club shot its regular Friday afternoon rifle
match yesterday, at the Perrin range. The
shooting did not come up to theclub'a aver
age by any means, the glare from the snow
making the light bad. Two rounds were
shot by each marksman, except Alt and
Oldham, with the following results:
Henry Croft, jun.
86 10 79 10 5S7 7s
6SSS1U9679 10 82-161
S 6 7 10 9 8 5 10 9 981
77464 10 7674 61
3 10 5767 10 76 10 71-1S2
5946797367 68 132
7 4 6 7 4 4 8 8 5 -62
94788577 10 7-70-140
6645485637 54 97
467454745 5 51
11. Croft, sen.
9 10 6 S 7 8 6 10 9 82
S88 10 79879 984-160
Al. Slack- s
10 6784788C8 72
66764 10 846 5 6J-1J4
Mayor Goodwin was in Columbus yesterday.
LIFE OF A CASH-BOY.
A Heavy Load Put Upon a Child A
An Incident occurred Friday morning
which serves to illustrate the hard lire of a'
cash-boy and the lack of consideration dis
played by some firms, or their employes, to
ward their employes. Yesterday morning, as
a leading druggist of this city was walking
rapidly down High street he saw a little
figure crouched on "the side steps of the
Lagonda house. Looking closer he saw
that the child was crying bitterly. Two
great bundles, either nearly as big as
the boy himself and weighing,
the druggist says, not an ounce less than
fifty pounds, in the aggregate, were tied
with heavs twine to the child's lean little
shoulders so that he was loaded like a pack
mule. He was not over twelve years old
and small and weasened for his age. The
boi's sobs attracted the druggist's attention
and he bent over the child and asked him
what was the matter. The boy raised his
pitiful, tear-stained face, and seeing th
kindly look In the eyes of hi questioner,
told why he was crying. He w as cwh-boy.
be said, in a big store. He had been ordered
to take the two heavy bundles to
a place on High street, which Is full
two miles from the store. There are not a
dozen men in Springfield who would care
to walk two miles with a nftj-p-mnd loaa
on their backs through a zero temp.-r.itur'.
and yet this mere child was e-vixvusl to"
It and then walk two miles back again
The child had found that his strength wa
insufficient to accomplish the undertaking,
and he sank down crying because he was
afraid to go back, as he was almost certain
to lose bis place.
The druggist put the child on
a West Main street-car and gave him monev
to pay his fare both wavs. He likewise
suppressed a strong inclination to go and
give the firm a piece of his inind,
but reflected that all he could sav would
re-act upon the cash-boy, and so gave up
BIG SIX BAND CONCERT.
Program or the Musical Treat to be Olven
Tuesday Evening at Temperance Mall.
Prof. Iteising and bis Big Six band will
give a grand concert Tuesday evening.
January 11, at Temperance halL The
leader has been laying himself out to make
this the best concert ever given by the band
in this city, and has made up a truly fine
programme to be rendered on that occasion.
Several of the pieces were played at the
Triennial Conclave of the Knights Tem
plars, at jl Louis, last fait when It will be
remembered the Big Six band created such
a sensation by its exauislte music tikinir
the shine off nearly evervthlng on the
ground. The following is the
1. Quickstep. "Alvln JoIln"-Pettee.
2. Medley. -Rage In Ireland" Boyer.
3. Overture. Uuguenottea" Meyerbeer.
5. Concert Walts.
6. "Nearer My Uod to Thee." as played at
National Concert. St Louis. 1,500 musicians,
with P. ri. Ollmore director.
7. Overture. "Maria Ruitenz" Dontzette.
8. Overture,"Arnazone" Klesler.
9. Overture, "Frisch. Fromm. Frotmck a
11. Overture, "Polyphonle" Pettee.
12. "Old Hundred." as played at National
Concert. St. Louis, triennial conclave K T.
The concert Is given in the regular lecture
and concert course for the benefit of the
hall debt Tickets for the concert and two
remaining lectures by Drs. Ort and Tuckley
(dates and subjects to be announced here
after), 40 cent, or two for 75 cents. Tick
ets for concert 25 cens. for sale by mem-
Mrs oi me ciud and at the door.
RIPE OLD AGE.
Mrs. Kllxabeth Dixon, of Urbana, Sends
Her fSreat-Oreat.Grand Child In Mpring.
Held a Dress.
The following from the Urbana Citizen
will be of much Interest here, where Mrs.
Dixon Is known:
Last Monday Mrs. Elizabeth Dixon
reached her eighty-sixth birthday, and for
one of the ripe old age of four score years
and six, is a remarkably well pre-
preserved woman. tshe has never
yet seen the need of using glasses
In her work ot sewing, reading and knit
lng, all of which she Imlnlges in to a great
extent She is the mother of fourteen
children, rty-one grandchildren, thirty-
eight g.vt-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchlld.
This makes her grand
daughter a grandmother, and her two sons
with whom she is spending the winter. B.
F. and S. J., great-great-tin-te- On tli
day when she reached eighty ix years oi
age, she sent a Ilttl dress to her great-
great-grandchild, at Springfield, who is a
young miss of only a few weeks. We pre
sume that Mrs. Dixon has seen more gen
erations of her family than any other res
ident of ourcitv
SNATCHED THE TILL.
An Old Unme Successrully Worked on a
Columbia Street Grocer.
A remarkably old game was successfully
played Friday night on George A. Hensel,
who keeps a grocery at the northeast corner
of Columbia and Factory streets. At 7:30
o'clock three men approached the store,
and looking in, made sure that nobody was
present but Mr. Hensel. Then, while one
of them waited outside, two of the men
dashed Into the store and yelled, excitedly.
at Mr. Hensel:
"Here, your bouse Is on fire. Come out
l he grocer very naturally hastened out
with the two men. The third stranger at
once dashed In, yanked out the cash-drawer
containing 825 and skipped. Of course.
there was no tire, but there was some
warmth in Mr. Hensel's language when he
This gray-headed game has not been
worked In Springfield for some time.
Temporary Organization The Ajsembly
Soon to bo Installed.
The local stationary engineers met Thurs
day and effected a temporary organization
of the local assembly, which is, in a few
days to become a part of the National As
sociation of Stationary Engineers. Land
lord Harry Rockneld oi the Arcade has
very generously tendered the boys the use
of one of the rooms in the hotel as a meet
ing place until permanent quarters can be
secured. The following temporary organ
ization was effected :
Chairman H. Parker.
Secretary Joha J. Hoppes.
Treasurer Edward Cunningham.
Mr. Hoppes has gone to Cincinnati to
complete arrangements for securing a char
ter and for me installation oi tne lodge,
w hich w HI probably occur some time next
week, i here are mteen cnarter meniDers.
Helped to Their Destination.
Henry C. Turner, an old soldier, and a
member of Company E, Fifty-second regi
ment. New York volunteer infantry, arrived
today from Columbus on his way to St.
Louis, where he has relatives, inns. Hec
tor also came over from I.ojidon to go to
Dav ton. where he w islies to enter some
charitable Catholic institution. Botli ap
plied for railroad passes to Chief Walker
and received assistance.
Arrested for Robbing Ills Mother.
At 2:45 yesterday afternoon, officers Itt-
zerand Potee arrested Tom Coleman, of
201 east Columbia street on the charge of
grand larceny. Last Tuesday, Coleman.
who is a low, oruiai leuuw, kuockcu uuwn
his aged mother and snatched from her
bosom a roll of money amounting to S35.S5.
He has since been at large, but was found
yesterday in Bigger's place, in the cast end.
He was jaueu.
Prior to our inventory, we are offerinf
Special Bargains at great reductions fnsa
former prices in
Muslins and Sheetings,
Blankets and Bed Comforts,
Cloaks and Wraps,
In every department will be found Bar
gains worthy your attention.
48 AND GO LIXEST0XE ST.
N B. Special line of 40-lnch aU-w'oW
Dress Goods, marked down to 45c per yard.
J. D. SMITH CO.
Corner VTsst High St. aud Walnut Allay.
Blank Book Work and Lf sralJilaaka
Guaranteed Strictlj Fore.
Penna. Buckwheat Flour, Pure
Teas Our Toon? Hjgon, Gnn Pow
der, Oolong and Japin Teas eanaot k
excelled by anj In the city.
Try a pon ad of our fresh mixed Cof
fee, a nrxtare ofB uacilbo, Java and
Fine Olives and OUtp Oil; Pioneer
Brand Outers aMprciallr; Fresh Flrt,
Poultry, Game, etc.
S. J. STRALEY & CO.
18 KST HIGH STREET,
Ffre DellTrry. Telphon 4st.
AND CURERS OF THE
SUGAR CURED HAMS,
SHOULDER and BACON.
PURE LEAF LARD!
Fox Ftually Vt.
W. Grant' sSons
1 6 E. High Street.
Accounts ot Banks. Bankers aad Corpora
Our facilities lor COLLECTIONS are excel
lent, and wc re-tflscount tor Banks wnea bal
ances warrant It.
Boston Is a Reserve Cltr, and balances wlta
as from Banks (not located In ot&er Reterr
Cities) count as a reserve.
We draw our own Exchange on London aad
the Continent, and make Cable transfers and
place money by telezraph throughout the Uni
ted States and Canada.
Government Bonds bought and sold. and Ex
changes In Washington made tor Banks wlth
ont extra charge.
We have a market for prime nnt-clu In
vestment Securlties.and Invite proposals from
States. Counties and Cities when Issuing
Wedo ageneral Banking buslness.anl In
ASS. P. POTTEK, Vntl&tmU
JOS. W. TVUKK. Cashier.
Would resDecttully-snnonnee thai hi has
resumed the practice ot Dentistry in tits
city. Office and Residence:
No. 185 South Limestone St
dr. j. t. Mclaughlin,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
10S West Main St. Telephone 4t.
Dr. Frank G. Runyan,
sr Rooms In Buckingham's BulMlnx.orer-C
M-MurphrA Bros Store.-
"ptstal attention given to tne preservlst'ef
Whollv unlike Artificial Systems Cnre of Mind
Wandering Any book learned In one reading.
Prospectus, with opinions ot Mr. Proctor, the
Astronomer, lions. W. W. Astor. Judaa P.
Benjamin. Drs. Minor. Wood and others, seat
post Free. by
237 Fifth Avenue, - New York.
ACTIVE fluctuations in the market oSer op
portunities to speculators to make money in
grain, stocks, bonds and petroleum. Prompt
personal attention given to orders received by
wire or mall Correspondence solicited, fall
information about the markets In our book,
which will be forwarded tree on application.
H. D. KYLE, Baakar ax;d Brokar.
IrsatasMUXsw Streets, Tot city
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